A Question of Degree – Halts, Half-Halts, Rein-Back and Rock Back

Written by Wendy Murdoch This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.46 Before we progress to lateral movements we have one more topic to cover,...

Pas De Deux With a Cow: Cow-work for the dressage horse

Written by Sylvana Smith We dressage riders pride ourselves on riding with precision, executing transitions and figures with accuracy and accountability.  The sport of dressage...

Getting Off On The Right Foot

With Buck Brannaman photos by Emily Kitching This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.1 “By working on driving your horse past you and changing directions,...

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Horsemanship Skills

Improving Your Weight Aids

Written by Wendy Murdoch Many riders struggle to apply their weight aids correctly. While your dressage instructor may clearly tell you where to have your...

Learning Feel

For Visual Learners

Build Your Confidence

Winter Projects Part 2

With Jeff Derby In the last issue of Eclectic Horseman, Jeff Derby discussed his approach to working on winter projects in general, and getting a...

Make the Right Thing Comfortable

With Bryan Neubert Many times we find that horses have a side that they are comfortable with us on and a side that they would...

Circles and Fence Exercise

With Richard Caldwell This is an exercise that works on both circles and turnarounds. All I want my horse to do is follow me. I'm...

Use Your Get Down Rope to Keep Safe

With Richard Caldwell When you ride with traditional gear, it is important to remember that each piece of equipment has a specific purpose and has...


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